SNB Date ~ Chapter 8.1 ~

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Chapter 8: The Light Points to a New Sight–

Binding an alliance, Masamune and the others obtained permission to move freely within Uesugi territory.

They then slipped out to a cave, pointed to by the light emitted from the sacred treasure, and what they found there was…?

Chapter 8.1

[???]: “–Hold!”

[YUZUKI]: (The other people’s movements… stoppped?)

[KOJUUROU]: “Shigezane, do not let down your guard.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “I know, I know.”

Masamune-san and the others strengthened their caution and kept their swords raised. The Uesugi Army’s soldiers opened up a path.

In the center, walking towards us, was a military commander with a trim and tidy countenance. Behind him was a single man who seemed to be a bodyguard.

[MASAMUNE]: “Hmph, the general has finally appeared, huh.”

[YUZUKI]: (Meaning that’s Uesugi Kenshin-san…?)

[KOJUUROU]: “And behind him is Kakizaki Kageie.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Haa… the trouble’s all together now.”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

Kenshin-san watched us silently with an expression that did not show what he was thinking.

[SHIGEZANE]: “What. You wanna go?”

[MASAMUNE]: “Calm down, don’t move yet.”

Although Masamune-san dealt with this calmly, he seemed to be appraising the situation on the other side with a sharp eye.

[KENSHIN]: “… Kagemochi.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Did you hear our conversation just now?”

[KENSHIN]: “Yes. Midway though.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… I see.”

Kagemochi-san murmured that quietly with a sunken expression.

[KENSHIN]: “Kagemochi. It is inexcusable to turn a blade towards allies. Lower your weapon.”

Though Kagemochi-san silently lowered his weapon, it seemed like he still had doubts.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… However, we cannot trust Date.”

[KAGEIE]: “Kagemochi, how long are you going to go on about that… Kenshin-sama has decided to trust Date.”

[KAGEIE]: “So, should we not believe in Kenshin-sama?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “……”

Kagemochi-san seemed unable to find any words to return, and so he silently withdrew like that.

Kenshin-san saw that with his own eyes before taking a step closer to Masamune-san.

[KENSHIN]: “My men have made a careless mistake.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Indeed.”

[KENSHIN]: “A vassal’s lack of virtue is their general’s responsibility. I extend my apologies.”

Saying that, Kenshin-san held out his hand. Seeing that, I raised my voice in spite of myself.

[YUZUKI]: (This meaning… is he possibly…)

[IMARI]: “So, the Uesugi people did plan to accept our alliance! Phew~.”

[YUZUKI]: “For a moment I wondered what was going to happen, but there’s no need to fight with this so that’s a relief.”

I was relieved that the problem was solved, but at that moment.

[MASAMUNE]: “Do you think this can end with an apology?”

[YUZUKI]: (Wha, Masamune-san brushed Kenshin-san’s hand away…!?)

[MASAMUNE]: “While saying that you accepted this alliance, your vassal tried to kill us. It’s not something that can be tolerated at all.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Think about it. If our positions were reversed.”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

Masamune-san continued his words at the silent Kenshin-san.

[MASAMUNE]: “Even though there’s no fault on our end, is the Uesugi Army going to break the alliance that was once made with this cowardly trick?”

[KENSHIN]: “I would not permit such a thing.”

[KENSHIN]: “However, as this situation has become what it is, I also understand I have no room for excuses…”

Hearing those words, Masamune-san grinned.

[MASAMUNE]: “Guessing from your words right now, you are willing to apologize sincerely, and you are saying that you intend to tie a true alliance?”

[MASAMUNE]: “In that case, I’ll give you an opportunity to make amends. –But you must accept our demands.”

[YUZUKI]: “Masamune-san!?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Masamune, that guy, his scheme is to use what they did to us to give us a higher position in negotiations?”

[YUZUKI]: “But aren’t there a few more ways of saying that… If the other side is offended then…”

[KOJUUROU]: “The Uesugi Army is abundant with forces and their territory is vast. If they were serious, they could destroy us in no time.”

[YUZUKI]: “Oh no…! Then we should hurry and stop Masamune-san…!”

[KOJUUROU]: “No, there is no need to panic. I’m sure Masamune has thought of a plan. Let us believe in Masamune.”

[YUZUKI]: “You’re right… Okay.”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: (If it’s Masamune-san, then I think he’ll be able to manage something in any situation, but…)

[YUZUKI]: (If we end up confronting them again, and with Kenshin-san, then there’s no way it’ll end with everyone being safe…)

While I watched the both of them closely, Kenshin-san eventually opened his mouth slowly…

9 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 8.1 ~

    Reggie said:
    January 31, 2018 at 01:55

    Kenshin so polite 😍😚
    Poor Kagemochi….. But he started it.

      Ilinox responded:
      January 31, 2018 at 21:20

      He is!! He talks so old-timey too without it being weird, haha. I hope I’m getting that across with more formal and wordier words compared to everyone else :’D Kagemochi is getting scoooooolded but he so deserves it for being so aggressive. (Not that he’s wrong about not being able to trust Date though because Masamune and co. certainly aren’t allying themselves with Uesugi out of the goodness of the hearts and actually needing help LOL).

    Bluesheep said:
    January 28, 2018 at 18:49

    Now that we made it this far into the route I really do think Masamune either does actually plan ahead or indyploy at the moment and sometimes a combination of both. Whatever method that will allow him to squeeze out every last drop of benefits he can get from it lol.

      Ilinox responded:
      January 31, 2018 at 21:16

      My bets are on it being a bit of both |D he sketches out a general plan but then just flies by the seat of his pants and does basically what’s unexpected in every situation; and he’s super shameless. I wouldn’t be able to ask Kenshin for more like this LOL because I’d be feeling what Yuzuki is feeling and thinking “uh oh what if he accidentally offends them!?” and in general I’m just much more forgiving. Someone could try to kill me and I’d apologize for stepping out of the way– haha, just kidding.

    yukihime03 said:
    January 28, 2018 at 01:34

    KENSHIN-SAMAAAA O(≧▽≦)O

    Kagemochi really screws things up, eh, he’s actually making things easier for Masamune! Heh.
    Points to Masamune for making use of the situation! (°∀°)b

      Ilinox responded:
      January 31, 2018 at 21:13

      Look at how noble and composed he is compared to everyone else :’D it’s such a delight to see the other leaders feature in one of the routes, even though it makes me super sad that he’s technically the enemy.

      LOL yeah I’m wincing for poor Kagemochi because Masamune basically gets to squeeze everything he ever wanted out of Uesugi due to Kagemochi’s mistake! I wonder how Kenshin feels about that~.

        yukihime03 said:
        February 1, 2018 at 00:08

        It’s really interesting that we get to see two leaders in this route, and how Masamune deals with each of them. Yukimura and his honesty seems to grate on Masamune’s nerves, while Kenshin is a lot more serious (and more intimidating in a way), so Masamune is more on his guard, though he sure doesn’t have any qualms about demanding things from Kenshin, huh? :P

        I’m reaaaally sure that Kenshin has his own agenda. Again, it’s always the quiet ones, isn’t it?

    1_chan said:
    January 28, 2018 at 00:05

    Oh? Oh? I must have rushed thru this one faster than usual xD. It feels much shorter now ~ wonder what our scheming Masamune is planning now heheh~ milk em for what it’s worth kiddo! Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      January 31, 2018 at 21:12

      Nope, it seems the Date writer is taking mercy on everyone and every scene has averaged around 60~ lines compared to the 130~ it was before (and what basically killed me over an extended period LOL). Masamune is literally the epitome of “give him an inch and he’ll take a mile” haha, so scary! Thanks for commenting as always <3.

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